PENGUIN PERSPECTIVES BLOG

Penguin Perspectives Blog

This where we cherry pick the latest news and views on climate change and how its effects are already making waves in our economies, societies and daily lives. Tune into the fresh perspectives and opinions from both our own experts and other great movers & shakers on the climate scene and read uplifting stories from our climate protection projects across the world. Have an idea or topic you'd like to learn more about? Get in touch with e.sharples@southpole.com - our experts have it covered!

The time to build supply chain resilience is now

The time to build supply chain resilience is now

Christiaan Gevers Deynoot
Solar panel farm

Capital markets can play a big role in boosting sustainable infrastructure investments

At the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in April, the IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, was unequivocal about the need for a green recovery, which she described as a bridge towards a more resilient future.

Electric motorcycle

Affordable electric mobility for all: SHIFT Asia member CyFai wins UNEPs Low Carbon Lifestyle Asia Award

When low income workers shift to using electric motorbikes, you know that something transformational is happening. This is the reality in Thailand now, thanks to a new brand called “CyFai”. CyFai is part of the clean EV revolution the SHIFT Asia program is championing.

The post-corona renewables boom – why now is the time to act

The post-corona renewables boom – why now is the time to act

Stakeholders are demanding that we #BuildBackBetter; in order to meet those demands, businesses are increasingly becoming part of a renewable recovery.

A sustainable COVID-19 recovery: The case for green loan guarantees

A sustainable COVID-19 recovery: The case for green loan guarantees

Stakeholders are demanding that we #BuildBackBetter; Green loan guarantees by governments are a proven instrument to bring about positive change – and speed up sustainable recovery efforts post-COVID19.

south pole and signify project

Lighting up India's off-grid communities

Ever wondered what it’s like to live in an off-grid community? Try switching off all your lights in your home and unplug everything. On second thought, don’t do that. It’s dangerous… And that’s the point.

Emissions, impacts and risks: How to start your Climate Journey

Emissions, impacts and risks: How to start your Climate Journey

Deepening your sustainability efforts may seem overwhelming. How do you bring sustainability into the heart of your business? Many businesses wonder where to start once the low-hanging fruit has been picked. This article lays out the first steps to successfully integrate sustainability into your core business strategies and operations, thereby ensuring long-term competitiveness. The three main building blocks are all covered in Step One of South Pole’s climate journey.

Cathleen Hoffmann

The first climate neutral concrete in Switzerland: Interview with Holcim’s Cathleen Hoffmann

With South Pole's support, Holcim has launched the first climate-neutral concrete in Switzerland. This interview with product engineer Cathleen Hoffmann offers valuable insights into how this milestone was achieved.

The Scouts

Living with elephants – a day in the life of Kariba's wildlife scouts

If you are sitting reading this at your desk, this piece won't quite describe your average day at work. For the scouts and park rangers working in Kariba, however, a typical day is spent in the field – as you will see, they never know what to expect.

South Pole project development

Canada Environmental Trailblazer: Ties bailouts to TCFD reporting

Covid-19 has brought irreversible changes to our society and economic systems. As we turn our attention towards rebuilding resilient economies, government policy on recovery is now top of mind. Bailout conditions in particular are capturing people’s attention. Leading the way, Canada has connected state aid with climate action.

Jetting to Climate Neutrality: Opportunities for Business Aviation

Jetting to Climate Neutrality: Opportunities for Business Aviation

Private aviation may be an extravagance to many, but it remains a robust and important economic sector. Not only in normal times, but also in crisis situations. In the context of COVID-19, business aviation has stepped in to facilitate repatriation efforts, distribute medical supplies and transport health workers to remote areas.

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